India-Canada Relations Strained Over Alleged Sikh Separatist Killing
The killing of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada has led to a diplomatic row between India and Canada, with both countries expelling each other's diplomats. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has alleged that the Indian government could be behind the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a wanted terrorist in India. India has rejected the allegations as absurd and motivated, accusing Canada of allowing the Khalistan movement to thrive. The Sikh secessionist movement calls for a separate homeland for the Sikh community in India's Punjab state.